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2019-08-21T06:36:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering GitLab?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering GitLab, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PeerSpot user
23 Answers
AK
Technical Lead at FD
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-22T14:07:24Z
22 July 22

I rate this solution a seven out of ten, and it is good for a small set of people.

SS
Application development specialist at Eccenter
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-17T19:02:10Z
17 July 22

It takes some time for the environment to become stable once you migrate from another solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Hanif Shaikh - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder & Partner at Idiligence Solution
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-23T18:18:23Z
23 June 22

GitLab is a very good solution because you can completely maintain your code and have a number of developers working on the same project. I would recommend GitLab for those doing technology development, and I'd give it a rating of nine out of ten.

Petronela Ghergulov - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Quality Analyst at Visteon Corporation
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-03T13:24:04Z
03 June 22

I'd recommend the solution to others. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

BA
IT Processes Methodologist at Gysan Gmart
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-13T14:26:26Z
13 May 22

We are customers and end-users. As far as I know, we are using the on-premise version. There are two versions of GitLab - the on-premise and the cloud version. We are using on-premise. As far as I know, we also keep making sure it's up-to-date. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

JO
SCRUM Master at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-25T09:35:27Z
25 April 22

We are customers and end-users. I'd rate the solution an eight out of ten.

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EF
Tool Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-10T16:04:33Z
10 February 22

I would rate it a nine out of 10.

BalakrishnanS - PeerSpot reviewer
Engeener at Dell EMC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-26T13:54:39Z
26 October 21

I would recommend this solution to anyone who is interested in using it. GitLab is very good. I would rate GitLab a nine out of ten.

AP
IT Software Architect at ANAC - Autorità Nazionale Anticorruzione
Real User
2021-08-19T13:20:32Z
19 August 21

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been very happy with the product. We're a customer and an end-user.

VR
Cloud Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-18T12:46:15Z
18 August 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate GitLab a seven out of ten.

PeerSpot user
Software QA Test Engineer at qomplx
Consultant
Top 20Leaderboard
2021-07-23T07:45:54Z
23 July 21

I would recommend this solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would give GitLab an eight.

JC
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-04-29T01:31:31Z
29 April 21

I would recommend this solution. I would rate GitLab an eight out of ten.

VD
Lead Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-06T16:59:06Z
06 April 21

I would advise those wanting to implement this solution to create tutorials themselves because there are so many sources that you have to look at just to understand how to make a red blob or red marker onto the code. I rate GitLab a seven out of ten.

JR
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-05T12:55:14Z
05 April 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate GitLab an eight out of ten.

Gizem Mercan - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-02T16:13:27Z
02 April 21

I would advise others to follow best practices because they are useful for each case. If you have a problem, it can be easily solved by other people if you follow the best practices. I would rate GitLab a nine out of ten.

DB
UAS Innovation Group Lead at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-24T18:36:52Z
24 February 21

My advice is to work on the processes that are in the environment. Know what you need to do and what you need to deliver the software. You have to ask the question: What do you need to deploy the software? Always take security into account from the beginning. While this is a good tool that is always evolving and there are new updated security standards that are being published and improved upon, it is always a good idea to have another solution to compare with to get better at using it. You can always have a combination of all of them, which would something that I would be interested in. We are always evaluating to see if there is a solution that can do the job better. You need to have a well-defined set of processes and that will help them adapt GitLab. Overall, it's a great product and it does a good job. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

PO
Technical Lead at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-10T08:00:36Z
10 January 21

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Zeeshan Rauf - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at OZ
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-30T14:28:27Z
30 December 20

In summary, this is a very good product and everything is working well. I would recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

MB
Partenaire, CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-07T07:04:34Z
07 October 20

We strive to always have the latest technology. In this business, you have to follow your client and follow the trend. In fact, you have to do things ahead of the trend and be prepared. For us, this tool is really convenient. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to consider the paid version. Don't be afraid to pay a few dollars a year. Especially for a startup company, this tool is an investment. You don't have to look at it as an expenditure or expense. Don't think about it as spending money, but rather, investing money. From my point of view and for what I use GitLab for, it is okay for me. There may be other products, but this is a great tool. It's convenient and it's used by a million developers. The developers here consider it to be the best choice. That said, there is always room for improvement in a product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

CR
Developer / Team Lead at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-04T06:40:23Z
04 October 20

Depending on the situation, I would recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

MW
Head Of Software Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-17T08:06:00Z
17 September 20

We're just a customer. We don't have a professional relationship with GitLab. We're using the latest version of the solution right now. I would definitely recommend the solution to other organizations. It's pretty easy to use and can scale if you need to. It's stable as well. We're not really missing any features. It's great. Overall, I'd rate GitLab nine out of ten. They can always improve, which is why I didn't give them a perfect score. What they are working on, based on their roadmap, is already quite impressive. We're looking forward to metrics coming down the pipeline later in the year.

RameshP - PeerSpot reviewer
System and Storage Engineer at Harsco Corporation
Real User
2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
13 July 20

I would rate GitLab an eight out of ten. GitLab provides some sort of static analysis part. That is what I understand, but I never tried it. I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.

BU
Cloud Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-08-21T06:36:00Z
21 August 19

We use the public cloud deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

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Dear Sir, Yes these are all three Build tools. Question is what do you want to build and what about deployment? Next question: build tool is one thing, but how much are you willing to spend on (internal or external) services to get your build tool up and running and to get the build tool to do what you want. Or do you want an out-of-the-box build (and deploy) solution that is up and running in no time? I had a nice discussion with a manager of a consultancy company about open source versus commercial software. He liked open source as people can spend the money only once: or expensive software or open source and spent money on implementation. I honestly don't follow him completely, but he has a point. Consultants earn a lot of money where some tasks (like WebSphere CI and CD) can be done out-of-the-box at finally lower cost. Our IKANALM solution can be used for some out-of-the-box implementations like IBM z/OS, SAP and Websphere. Kind regards, René De Vleeschauwer CEO IKAN www.ikanalm.com www.bluebridgesoftware.com
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Jenkins is almost a de-facto standard. It's simple to deploy and use, has a huge community and lots of plugins... and is free (MIT license). The main advantage I see in the other two options you mention is they're better suited for distributed tasks and so they'll probably scale up better. Additionally they're more modern and less boring than Jenkins (well, this is a little bit subjective but Jenkins is and old-fashioned monster with all its pros and cons). In my opinion, unless you are dealing with really huge environments, Jenkins will be much easier (and cheaper) to start with and will probably cover all your needs.
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